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19c Chinese scholar jade THUMB ARCHERS RING bamboo

19c Chinese scholar jade THUMB ARCHERS RING bamboo


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1910: Item # 1426805
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Late Qing Dynasty (pre 1911) Chinese jade thumb ring (also called archer’s ring because of its historic use in pulling the bowstring) of classic shape carved with bamboo stalk and branches and short inscription, all between keyfret borders. True jade of dark celadon color with brown tinge, nice finish to the surface, pleasantly heavy. Wonderful object for a scholar’s desk. Inside diameter 7/8 inches (19 mm), outside diameter 1 3/8 inches, height 1 1/4 inches.